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2014-08-12 23:06:00

Rodent Guys Pest Control is a top rated extermination company in Southern California specializing in rodents such as rats, gophers and squirrels. Rodent Guys' new office will support Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline and surrounding mountain community. Big Bear Lake, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Rodent Guys Pest Control announced today they have opened a new sales office in Big Bear Lake at 41304 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. The new office will offer pest control...

city squirrels
2014-07-23 03:30:56

Megan Meates, Curtin University Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York City's human behavior, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods. Dr. Bill Bateman, Senior Lecturer at Curtin's Department of Environment & Agriculture, led the study that proved eastern grey squirrels were able to modify their behavior in urban environments and prevent unnecessary responses when humans acted in a predictable...

Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control
2014-04-22 14:36:34

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first...

2013-08-06 23:01:52

Riverside residents will now be offered a 60-day guarantee for gopher removal and mole control service by Rodent Guys for new customer sign-up from August 6 through August 31, 2013. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Rodent Guys is now offering an unmatched guarantee for gopher extermination and mole removal services for Riverside, CA residences. Rodent Guys already has the best guarantee of 45 days as their standard offer, but they are now offering a free upgrade to 60 days until the...

2013-08-06 23:01:40

Rodent Guys switched to traps and carbon monoxide in Woodland Hills to control the squirrel population after poison options become scarce. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The Rodent Guys Gopher Extermination Company who specialize in gophers, moles and squirrels, are the local gopher control company for Woodland Hills, CA. Rodent Guys promotes methods that use very little poison for controlling burrowing animals in Woodland Hills, such as ground squirrels and pocket gophers....

2013-07-07 23:00:31

Mission Viejo Country Club hired Rodent Guys Gopher Control to remove gophers from property near neighboring homes with their non-poison techniques. Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 Mission Viejo Country Club opened in April of 1967 and anyone lucky enough to play this magnificent course will take note of the beautiful grounds and excellent layout. To keep this 165 acre course in the pristine condition it stays takes top notch management and a desire to be the best. This golf...

2013-06-25 23:17:58

The Journal of Mammalogy presents a study of the Aplodontiidae family, which contains one extant genus and only one species—the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa. Through phylogenetic analysis of this Pacific Northwest mammal, researchers have found that two subspecies are actually one and the same. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Journal of Mammalogy – Tracing a family’s lineage can reunite members long separated by distance and time. The same can occur in taxonomic...

2013-06-15 23:02:14

Recent Federal laws for the use of aluminum phosphide changes gopher and mole extermination to trapping over poisons for gopher control in Santa Clarita, CA. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 The two most common burrowing pests found in Santa Clarita are gophers and moles. Gophers are small rodents that live and burrow underground. Gophers are vegetarians primarily eating plants, roots and grass. Their constant digging and eating of the vegetation makes them the gardens´ worst...

Stressed Squirrels Produce Faster Growing Offspring
2013-04-19 19:30:36

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Expectant mothers are often advised to limit their exposure to stressful situations. It´s been long documented how the introduction of stress hormones to the human infant in the gestational period can severely affect the pregnancy, producing earlier births and lowered birth weights. But, and this may come as no surprise, squirrels are not humans. What was surprising for an international group of researchers, led by...

Researchers Find New Porcupine Species In Brazil
2013-04-11 18:18:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Brazilian researchers said they have discovered a new species of porcupine that inhabits an isolated patch of Brazil´s Northeastern Atlantic Forest. According to the team´s report in the journal Zootaxa, they dubbed the spiny rodent Coendou speratus, a reference to its local name "coandu-mirim" and the Latin word "speratus,” meaning “hope." Because only about two percent of the region´s original...

Latest Rodents Reference Libraries

Smith's Bush Squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi
2012-06-14 21:17:27

Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) is native to many areas of Africa including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia, among other regions. Its other common names include the Yellow-footed Squirrel and the South African name of Tree Squirrel. Smith’s bush squirrel is approximately 1.1 feet in length, including the tail, which can comprise up to half the body length. It is small, weighing only seven ounces. The fur color of this squirrel varies in...

2007-08-23 05:13:44

Gundis (family: Ctenodactylidae) are a group of small, stocky rodents found in Africa. Gundis were first noticed by western naturalists in 1774 and were given the name "˜Gundi mice'. According to DNA research, the Gundi is considered a descendant of the Laotian Rock Rat. There are 4 subspecies of Gundi recognized. They are: Val's Gundi (Ctenodactylus vali) Felou Gundi (Felovia vae) Mzab Gundi (Massoutiera mzabi) Speke's Pectinator (Pectinator spekei)

2007-06-25 10:30:27

The Indian Giant Squirrel, Ratufa indica, is a large forest squirrel found in South Asia. It is sometimes called the Malabar Squirrel in India. It is distributed in tropical forest along the Western Ghats, central and north eastern India and Nepal. Adult squirrels grow to about 3.3 feet long and weigh around 4.4 pounds. Its coat can be off-white, red, or almost black, though some colour variations seem to be disappearing. Indian Giant Squirrels rarely leave the treetops. They travel from...

2007-06-25 10:27:45

Botta's Pocket Gopher, Thomomys bottae, is native to western North America, from California east to Texas and from southern Utah south to Mexico. It is found everywhere from arid deserts to high altitude meadows and is highly adaptable. In California, this species is also known as the Valley Pocket Gopher. Over 185 subspecies have been described for this animal, mostly based on geographical distribution. The pocket gopher is medium-sized, reaching a length of about 9.8 to 10.2 inches and...

2006-12-14 14:20:47

The spiny rats are a group of hystricognath rodents in the family Echimyidae. They are distributed from Central America through much of South America. They were also found in the West Indies until the 1800s. Some authorities consider the nutria from southern and central South America to be a part of this family. Characteristics Most spiny rats resemble spined rats. They are more closely related to guinea pigs and chinchillas. Most species have stiff pointed hairs that allow for...

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